Review: Nightmare Asylum & Other Deadly Delights – Sonia Kilvington

NIGHTMARE ASYLUM & OTHER DEADLY DELIGHTS Sonia Kilvington This collection of stories is shot through with a gothic ambience of darkness, disease and madness in the clinical sense. From its opening story death is always close by, reading to lay a cold hand on someone’s neck. The tales seldom wander far from the haunted corridors…

Buy JANE QUIET

The print run sold out long ago, but I’ve been thinking of writing some stories for Jane. She came up in discussion and I remembered that we had made a digital version for printing, so there’s no reason it couldn’t be sold as an ebook. I could go through all the palaver of putting up…

It’s a Bear

In the midst of a delightful discussion about Midsommar on pal Carol’s FB wall, a few memories have bubbled up. One of them is the gas station we always stopped at on the drive up to our cabin in Kaleva. It was a long drive and we knew every turn of it. I always knew my…

Film for a Friday: The Magician (1926)

It’s been so long since I read Maugham’s novel, but I recall enjoying it — far more than Aleister Crowley did, who accused the author of plagiarism as that was easier than accusing him of satire. Anyway, then he’d have had to go after M. R. James, John Buchan, Dennis Wheatley and Dion Fortune as…

Swanky Review

Fine review for The Black Room Manuscripts Vol 4 at Ginger Nuts of Horror, in which my writing gets compared to the lyrics of Tom Waits — and then Ray Bradbury. The little gal who fell into the October Country many years ago could not be more pleased.

Black Room Manuscripts 4 Nominated!

Well done, Sinister Horror. Congratulations to editors Tracy Fahey and J R Park. Get Volume 4 of the Black Room Manuscripts: and there are three more! More on the nominations here.

A Christmas Story: Soot

Fox Spirit revives the Christmas ghost story tradition with my tale ‘Soot’ today. Pop on over and give it a read. Have a spooky holiday!

Out Now + Coming Soon

I know I appear to be idling most of the time — and that is probably an entirely justified observation — but occasionally, having done things at some moment of ill-judged industriousness, these scribblings find their way to the light. Out now from Breakdown Breakdown Press: (picture grabbed from the publisher over on Instagram) This also…

Black Room Manuscripts 4 Cover Reveal

Whilst I was traipsing around the South in that wretched heat, news broke of this fabulous collection I’ll be part of (thanks to Tracy): There’s even a trailer: Out this October! Spooky nights ahead…